I have to admit, when we implemented “On Wednesdays We Wear Yellow” in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Fund’s Million Mile Run, I went to my closet, looked around, and gulped.
Problem numero only: I don’t own yellow clothing. That is to say I own none. Nada. Zilch.
How is this possible? I’m the girl who can talk myself into a new pair of jeans when I have over 40 pairs waiting for me at home (seriously. I counted). I’m the girl who, when it’s been more than a few weeks since I’ve gone to the mall, starts to feel disoriented and a little lost. Westfield is my North Star, my point of orientation. My walk-in closet is packed – packed, people – with clothing and handbags and shoes. Oh, my! Or as Mister Jess would say, oh, brother.
So how is it that I’ve ignored an entire color on the spectrum? Whether purposeful or accidental – the jury is still out on whether yellow actually looks good on me – I am yellow-less. They do not call me mellow yellow.
And though we’ve seen so many of our amazing Scoot readers wear yellow on Wednesdays in support of ALSF, I’ve been feeling kind of like a dud for not contributing. Clothes are my bread and (yellow) butter. How do I remedy this? I asked myself. If I’m not going to wear yellow, what can I do?
The answer was simple, my friends: I can shop. Oh, how I can shop.
So I did just that. I took to the internet and I shopped. More specifically, I window-shopped on Polyvore, an addictive website where you can create “looks” via mood boards, and whipped up four different boards for four of my favorite types of exercise.
Ready? Here we go!
Training at the Gym
So, okay, maybe I don’t wear yellow. Maybe it makes me look a little sallow and washed out. I can’t help it that jewel tones are my thing! But now that I’ve created these fun, yellow-inspired looks, I can rest easy that in some way, I have worn yellow.
I’ll go ahead and leave the actual yellow-wearing to the rest of you gorgeous people.
Do you look good in yellow? Tell me about your favorite item of yellow clothing. Or, even better, show us on Instagram @scootadoot!